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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- September 5


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Interesting things that happened September 5th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1187 Louis VIII (Coeur-de-Lion), king of France (1223-26)
  In 1638 Louis XIV (Sun King), king of France (1643-1715)
  In 1735 Johann Christian Bach, composer, son of J.S. Bach (English Bach)
  In 1847 Jesse James (in Missouri), outlaw (president and CEO of James Gang)
  In 1897 Arthur C. Nielsen, marketing research engineer
  In 1902 Darryl F. Zanuck, Hollywood producer and motion picture executive
  In 1905 Arthur Koestler, Hungarian-born writer (Darkness at Noon)
  In 1912 John Cage, composer (Silence)
  In 1927 Paul Volcker, former Federal Reserve Board chairman
  In 1929 Andrian G. Nikolayev, Soviet cosmonaut (Vostok 3, Soyuz 9)
        + Bob Newhart, comedian, actor
  In 1934 Carol Lawrence (in Illinois), actor, comedian, dancer
  In 1937 William Devane
  In 1940 Raquel Welch (in Chicago, IL), actor (Myra Breckenridge, 100 Rifles)

Events worth noting:
        + Be Late For Something Day
        + Feast of St. Laurence Justinian, bishop of Venice, confessor
  In 1774 First Continental Congress in Philadelphia, PA.
  In 1781 Battle of Virginia Capes, where the French Fleet defeats the British
          rescue fleet, trapping Cornwallis at Yorktown.
  In 1836 Sam Houston is elected president of the Republic of Texas.
  In 1862 Lee crosses the Potomac and enters Maryland.
  In 1882 10,000 workers marched in the first Labor Day parade in New York
          City.
  In 1885 First gasoline pump is delivered to a gasoline dealer.
  In 1922 Yankees final game at the Polo Grounds, after 7 years.
  In 1923 Flyweights Gene LaRue and Kid Pancho KO each other simultaneously.
  In 1927 Red Sox beat Yankees 12-11 in 18 innings.
  In 1936 Red Sox turn a triple play on the Yankees.
  In 1953 First privately operated atomic reactor - Raleigh NC.
  In 1958 First color video recording on magnetic tape presented, Charlotte
          NC.
  In 1972 11 Israeli athletes are slain at the Munich Olympics.
  In 1977 Cleveland Indians stage first "I hate the Yankee" Hanky Night.
        + Voyager 1 (2?) launched toward fly-by of Jupiter, Saturn.
  In 1978 Sadat, Begin and Carter began peace conference at Camp David, Md.
  In 1980 World's longest auto tunnel, St. Gotthard in Swiss Alps, opens.
  In 1983 8th Space Shuttle Mission - Challenger 3 returns to Earth.
  In 1984 12th Space Shuttle Mission - Discovery 1 returns to Earth.

And remember ...
  National School Success Month
  National Sewing Month
  National Pain Awareness Month

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